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Ralph Samuelson has been a disciplined student of the Japanese shakuhachi flute since 1969. On this solo flute recording, he shares the depth of what he has learned. His exploration of the classical repertoire includes the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ralph Samuelson
Title: Offerings
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Of The World
Release Date: 8/27/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Far East & Asia, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093785015321

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Ralph Samuelson has been a disciplined student of the Japanese shakuhachi flute since 1969. On this solo flute recording, he shares the depth of what he has learned. His exploration of the classical repertoire includes the 10th-century work "Shin Kyorei," a piece that stands at the foundation of the spiritual study of shakuhachi. This is a meditative sound, focused on breath. Long, slow, and subtly varying tones evoke stillness. Like the Zen practice from which it emerges, this music is quiet and contemplative. Requiring patience, it is in no way rushed and is simply and starkly beautiful. --Jeff Grubb